Fibershed is all about local fiber, local dyes, and local labor. We believe a vital need in this community is a directory where fiber producers, processors, natural dyers, spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, apparel designers, artists, and everyone in between can be connected to each other and the public. If you fit any of those categories and are working to use local fiber, local dyes, local labor, and sustainable practices, please fill out our survey below to be included on our website's directory.

Note: As makers and artists it can be difficult to fully fit the local dyes, local fiber, local labor parameters of Fibershed. With the producer directory, what we're more interested in is if you are looking to use locally produced fiber and sustainable methods into your practice. Whether that be 100% or 10% we want to help support and connect you to our fiber community. Many of us are new to this and we all approach this differently. Let's take that journey together, learning as we go.


Link to survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/sM6jR6Ah1WIuPWyu1

Fiber Producers

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Lydia's Flock

 

Icelandic and Shetland sheep

Harris, MN 55032

Lydia Strand- lydiastrand@gmail.com

www.lydiasflock.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, yarn, handmade items from sheepskins/pelts-mittens & thimbles

Also offer: Beginning shepherding education

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River Oaks Farm Studio

Shetlands, Bluefaced Leicesters, Teeswater crosses, Wensleydale crosses, Finn cross sheep

Ogilvie, MN 56358 

Becky Utecht- beckyutecht@gmail.com

www.riveroakssheep.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, felt, yarn, felted items, combed top

Also offer: Instruction in fiber arts and felting

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Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc.  

Hemp

Hastings, MN 55033

John Strohfus- john@mnhempfarms.com

http://www.mnhempfarms.com

Offering: raw hemp fiber

Also offer: Straw/Fiber Harvesting

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing

Fiber Mill

Hastings, MN 55033

Rachel and Alan Boucher - RachAlPacaFarm@aol.com

(651) 485-7916

http://rachalpacafarm.com/

Full service fiber mill

Order form

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Andas Mer

Artist/Maker

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro

Sara Okern- sara@andasmer.com 

andasmer.com

Repurposing of local cut and sew industry scrap fabric to create woven items

Offering: woven items

 
 
 
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Anoka Fiber Works

A co-op formed in 2012 with a mission to create interest in fiber arts and to get locally grown fiber into the hands of local spinners, weavers, knitters, and other needlework enthusiasts. Carrying everything from spinning wheels and looms to roving from sheep and alpacas, unique yarn and finished items which are knit, woven and felted from a variety of natural fibers. Classes and open social hours are also offered.

Website

Google Maps

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm
Thursday: 12pm – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

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Autumn Larch Farm LLC

Coopworth sheep

Prentice, WI54556

Jane Hansen- autumnlarch@gmail.com

Farm Blog

Online shop

Offering: pelts, raw fiber, roving, yarn, knit and felted items, felting wool, quilt batts

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Prairie Willows Farm

Gotland and Finnsheep

Lindstrom, MN 55045

Heidi Quist - prairiewillowsfarm@gmail.com

prairiewillowsfarm.com

Offering: pelts, raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn

Also offer: Beginning shepherd education

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Whetstone Farm

Dorset and Ile de France cross sheep

Amery, WI 54001

Emily Hanson and Klaus Zimmermann Mayo - whetstonefarmers@gmail.com

http://whetstonefarm.com/

Offering: meat, naturally dyed yarn, and pelts

 

Fiber & Weaving Mills

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Small Dog Weaving Mill

Weaving Mill

Cumberland, WI 54829

Marian Quanbeck Dahlberg -norseweaver@smalldogweavingmill.com

(612) 799-3802

www.smalldogweavingmill.com 

Full service weaving mill

Offering woven items and fabric and custom weaving yard-goods and design services

 

Natural Dye Producers

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Northern Dyer

Natural dyes & flax

Artist/Maker

www.northerndyer.com

Libby London -libby@northerndyer.com

Online shop

In stores: Textile Center of Minnesota

Offering: raw fiber, fabric, natural dyes, seeds

Also offering: Natural dyeing services

 

Artists & Designers 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Retailers

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Gale Woods Farm - Three Rivers Park District

Finn and Finn/Corriedale Cross sheep

Minnetrista, MN 55364

Shari Polzin - GWF@threeriversparks.org

www.threeriversparks.org/parks/gale-woods-farm.aspx

Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, batting, yarn, felted items

Also offer: Classes, farm tours

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Sunrise River Alpacas

Huacaya Alpacas

Near Sunrise, MN 55032

Peggy Pearson - sunriseriver@wildblue.net  or (651) 674-5690

www.sunriseriveralpacas.com

Offering: raw and washed fiber, roving, felt, yarn, knit and felted items

Also offering: Customized products featuring spinning, knitting, felting, and dyeing capabilities 

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Alpacashare

Suri alpacas & lavender

Near Rochester, MN

Sue Dripps - suedripps@gmail.com

Alpacasharefarm.com

Offering: raw fiber, yarn, knit items, lavender sachets, dried bouquet, firestarters, buds

Also offering: Knitting services

*Lavender varieties include Grosso, Melissa , Betty's Blue, and Folgate*

 
 
 
 
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The Old Creamery Woolen Mill

Fiber Mill

Randall, MN 56475

Janelle Johnson - info@oldcreamerywoolenmill.com

(320) 630-9118

https://www.oldcreamerywoolenmill.com/

Full service fiber mill

Order form

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Things for People

Artist/Maker

Minneapolis/St. Paul metro

Sara Fowler- saradellefowler@gmail.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyThingsForPeople

Offering: woven items, weaving services

 
 
 
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Knit & Bolt

An independent yarn and fabric shop in Northeast Minneapolis. Proud to carry an assortment of local Minnesota yarn as well as other yarn favorites, fabrics, and many crafting classes.

Website

Google Maps

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm